There are no "issues" with new shoe materials. They work better. "Working better" means that they have a higher coefficient of friction. A higher coefficient of friction means that they also grab onto the drums better, which does cause them to wear the drums faster. That's literally how brakes work. They're a friction device. The more friction you create, the faster you will stop, and the faster your brake parts will wear out. So yeah, modern shoe materials have higher coefficients of friction, so your car stops faster. That's a GOOD thing because stopping safely is important. Hell it's the most important thing your car does. Doesn't matter how fast you are if you can't stop. If you're more worried about wearing out your drums than you are about stopping your car quickly and safely, you've crossed over into museum land. As in, stay off the road. Because getting your original drums to last forever compromises your safety and the safety of everyone else on the road with you. As far as mobileparts goes, he's not an unbiased source of information. He'd love for you to buy his obsolete, underperforming asbestos pads because he has a whole warehouse full of them. They don't work better. They last longer because they have a lower friction coefficient. Sure, your drums will last longer, but your car won't stop as well. And oh right, there's the whole cancer causing asbestos dust thing. If you need original parts for your concourse judged show horse that never sees the street- great. If you want to actually drive and STOP your car it's a terrible idea, because there are better brakes out there for actually stopping your car.